The last day of walking!
Leaving Sugarloaf Key, it felt wonderful to have these dedicated pedestrian paths and bridges
for some of the way.
“Only” 14 Miles
Last Bridge Before Key West
This day was the toughest of the whole week. My feet had really taken a beating and it didn’t matter how much I bandaged them, the pain was nearly unbearable. This is where the idea of the ‘socks in sandals’ sprouted. Not pretty, but it did help a little!
Socks in Sandals
I was so incredibly happy to see Mile 1 – only one more to go. The last few miles had been sheer agony but I was almost there. It was lovely to see the historic houses and cottages too!
Passing The Lighthouse
And finally there it was: Mile Marker 0! Until that day, I had not really known what exhaustion, pain and relief really felt like.
I did not even have time or thoughts to take the plastic bag (last band-aid purchases) out of my hands for the picture!
So the week ended in Key West. I had made it despite really pushing myself a little too far and all the aches and pains. A great and humbling moment!